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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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10/08/2015

Things to do in Barcelona in August

 

You may have heard that during August the city of Barcelona shuts down, the locals close up their businesses and head for coast, while this may be true in some parts of the city, it´s also the height of the tourist season here and there are still plenty of exciting events to experience during your vacation rental.

Festa Major de Gracia
One of the highlights of the Barcelona calendar is the Gràcia Festival, which this year will take place from 15th – 21st August. During this vibrant festival, the streets of the Gràcia neighbourhood are decorated using various types of recycled materials and all centre on different quirky themes. Two of our favourites last year were the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory street and the zombie Walking Dead-style street.
www.festamajordegracia.cat

Music in the Parks (Música als Parcs)
All summer long until the end of August, Música als Parcs will be taking place in various green spaces across the city. Now in its 20th year, the festival offers visitors and locals alike the chance to enjoy a range of al fresco concerts, suiting a variety of tastes, from jazz to classical.
www.guia.barcelona.cat

Mas I Mas Festival
Another outdoor music festival, Mas I Mas began in 1986 with its roots in music such as funk, soul, blues and R´n´B and is has been growing from strength to strength ever since. On until 1st September, the festival also features modern flamenco performances. Tickets can be booked online in advance.
www.masimas.com

Outdoor cinemas
Barcelona hosts a number of outdoor film festivals throughout the summer, which showcase an eclectic range of movies in a variety of languages. Cinema Lliure shows screenings on Barceloneta Beach until 16th August and what´s more – all sessions are free. The CCCB – the Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona also hosts its own film festival from August 4th – 21st called Gandules 2015, which this year will focus around the theme of love. Screenings are free, but places are limited, so make sure to get there early.
www.cinemalliure.com
www.cccb.org

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